Posts from ‘July, 2010’

Survey Your Meetings for Brainpower

  Are your meetings brain draining, or brain powering? The idea is  to engage both sides of the brain, to increase innovation. See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. Respond either yes or no to each survey question and then check scores against brainpowered answers […]

Focus on Funds for Downfall – Focus on Innovation for Growth

Does your organization speak more about innovation than money matters? Do leaders where you work encourage  risk-taking for the sake of invention? Or do people slip into lockdown mode – where change initiatives get imprisoned by hard-line barriers of fear or stress? When recession first hit my area, most leaders demanded lower expenses from their […]

25 Signs an Organizational Model is Broken

Does innovative brainpower fuel your business model?  Is your organization moving forward with the fast shifting economy of the 21st Century, or is it mired in broken practices? Check out 25 areas that reinvigorate broken business models, and you’ll also agree that tired systems can be mended to grow mindful again. Workers show disdain or […]

Motivation Fuels Leader Brainpower

People tend to label me self-disciplined because I often work long days. A more accurate description, as I see it though, is that I’m highly motivated. Do people see you as inspired by what you do? What a privilege to work in renewal, with Dr. Robyn McMaster and other top innovative leaders from all over […]

5 Vital Connections to Innovative Brainpower

You likely know that  links between what people crave and what you can offer, requires you to connect the dots between your current position and creative prosperity. But have you ever considered how vital connections also boost innovative brainpower? The opposite is also true. Cut out your connections and by default you diminish brainpower to […]

Question into Right and Left Brainpower

Following a question can power up your day. How so? To choose a pathway of possibilities through questions – says researcher Ibrahim Senay – is to encounter unexpected benefits. I agree. Ask questions,  like open-minded people do, and you’ll stir up motivation as well as cultivate curiosity.  The kind of curiosity that spots a rainbow […]

5 Words for Wise Leadership

Some say wisdom’s locked securely inside sacred books. Others claim the wise represent  few folks only after lifelong struggles. I say wisdom’s a bit like hitching your wagon to a distant star. It tethers the best leaders’ abilities,  looks to lofty visions beyond self, and  uses shared talents to trek to the top. It  asks […]

25 Clues of University Brainpower

Looking for a college campus, where brainpower predominates, people are capital, and renewal is on-going? Here are 25 newly discovered brain facts, that will invigorate your search, and offer clues to renewed higher education: Faculty and students radiate enthusiasm for their work,  and express genuine interest in one another’s.   Brain Fact: Boredom is more […]

Yikes – Accreditation Clobbers Innovation!

Why do organizations postpone winning growth initiatives to accommodate compliance demands? Leaders complain they can’t implement any new anything – as if reviewers reward only ruts, routines and rigid rules. Supervisors who vow they’ll return to consider innovations, if they survive accreditation, miss the point of both innovation and compliance. The opposite is also true. […]

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